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Marty St James

Marty St James works in Performance Art, Video and Installation Art. His video portraits include the 11-channel work The Swimmer and two others commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery in London. He has undertaken several residencies including: Kunstakademiet, Tronheim, Norway (1993); 101 Gallery Ottawa, Canada (1991); Banff Centre For The Arts Canada (1999) and has shown in major venues accross the UK.

St.James has represented the UK in British Council shows including Metropolitan Museum of Photography in Tokyo (1998) and Contemporary Art Museum, Nagoya (1995). The National Portrait Gallery selected his video diptych boy/girl to represent the year 2000 in its recent exhibition of portrait masterpieces of the twentieth century. In 2001, he had solo shows in London, Russia and Germany."

In Search Of Purity Of Form

My video portraits engineer a situation where the physical frame and the moving image clash and locate a third point of reference. The Moving versus the Static, energy in two forms creating a new form.

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Video Portraits by Marty St James

Marty St James at the Centre of Attention

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